We use only the best organic ingredients in our sauces, real tomatoes, apples and onions, real eggs, real mustard, real vinegar, real herbs and spices. There is nothing tinned or bottled or preserved and there are no flavourings. Then we cook them properly, we don’t mash them or blend them and we never will. That’s what makes them so good.
Sure, we win awards and prizes for our Ketchups, Mayonnaise and Mustard but that doesn’t tell you too much about how they taste. The truth is that they taste like the real thing because that’s exactly what they are.
At Curtice Brothers, we are committed to the simple joys of taking time and taking care. We start with the best natural ingredients, and we cook them well. That recipe may not be complicated, but we believe it’s how the best things in life have always been made and it’s the only way we know.
We know that a good sauce makes a great meal, and a great meal may be the best way to bring a little joy to your life. That’s what it’s all about and that’s why we will always do it this way.
Real sauce. Real joy.
Where did we come from?
Edgar and Simeon Curtice started making ketchup in Rochester, New York in 1868 and the ketchup they made was quite excellent ketchup and was said to have the richest flavour.
Inspired by the original Curtice Brothers’ passion for food we decided to create a great ketchup and the authentic taste of great new sauces.
With a joy for cooking and a lot of time and care, we found our way to authentic and real sauces that we think would make Edgar and Simeon proud.
We stand by
We use only real, natural ingredients in all our sauces. Real is important to us, because it’s who we are and it’s how we make our sauces taste so good, but we couldn’t do anything without great-tasting, natural ingredients. So we take a lot of care to do as much as we can to protect the climate and play our part in ensuring that natural is forever.
We’re always focused on reducing our CO2 footprint so we keep our suppliers regional and close and our transport routes as short as possible. We try never to use plastic in transportation, and in our production facilities we use the most efficient and renewable suppliers for the hot water, electricity, heating and wastewater treatment that we need.
There are no tomatoes and there is no ketchup without bees. Inspired by some of our partner farmers who are passionate beekeepers, we have started to work with the Slow Food Youth Academy and have invested in a bee sponsorship and in the “Ketchup for Bees” project. That means from Autumn 2022, we will start supporting the cultivation of flower meadows, helping to provide food for pollinating insects and promoting biodiversity. And making some lovely honey, too.
We are a diverse and international group of industry professionals bound by a passion for food and for our Curtice Brothers sauces.